We all are vulnerable to the feeling of sadness or feeling grim in encountering life's unconquerable challenges or from various unacceptable situations of life corresponding to our relationship, professional hazards, personal difficulties and other experiences of setbacks or defeats in life. But in most cases this sadness and corresponding after effects vanishes within a specific time period and in the mean time we regain our previous mental peace. But when this sadness or psychic grimness persists for a considerable longer time period and produces various symptoms that are unhappy and at the same time affects the living hood and surrounding of the person, then this mental condition can be termed as depression or depressive disorder. There are innumerable routes of depressive disorder being dominant in one's life and the most important one is the stress and we would hereby envisage some of the possible links between depression and stress.
Most people are too apt to give some common accounts regarding the link between the depression and stress but we would see in our discussion that clinical understanding of the link between depression and stress is a different one and it provides a very basic as well as crucial understanding in regard to the development of depression and stress and how these two psychic disorders maintaining a close relation rule our modern life.
The stress is basically the accumulation of mental pressure in regard to completing a task, an obligation in relationship or in regard to the feeling of pressure in continuous thinking of something with keen interest or the mental agony or sadness in facing a helpless situation in life. Now with persistent accumulation of stress factors for a long and considerable period of time a person can at last come to a situation when he no longer can bear the burdening stress effects any more but with the stress factors all around he can feel helpless and this helplessness can result in depressive disorder. This is the most common aspect of the link between depression and stress. Other links between depression and stress may include the secondary effects of various stress symptoms to cause unrest and anxiety in life and corresponding effects in causing depression.